Seth Godin ‘Tribes’

For my PRCA 2330 class we were told to watched a video of Seth Godin speaking on his book called Tribes. Godin has many interesting points of view. The book Tribes is about the different tribes, or groups, we as society function in. The three original tribes he speaks of are church, work, and community. I had never thought about my “tribes” until he brought it to my attention. Godin’s definition of a tribe is a group of people who have similar interest and share fundamental ideas. The invention of the internet has broken down many barriers for people, including georgraphic and monetary barriers. It suprised me to see him show pictures of adults dressed up as Star Wars characters and Wizard of Oz characters. He states these are people who enjoy the movies and want to show their appreciation by dressing up as the characters. This action also shows their dedication to their tribes.Godin describes the difference between a crowd and a tribe. A crowd is just a group of people gathered. A tribe is a people who are grouped for a similar reason. He gives the example of pirates. Pirates have one goal which is treasure. They usually dress similar too.The video was very good maybe one day I will read the book but overall I learned a little about his views and reasoning.

Nicole leigh

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March 31, 2009. Assignments.

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